18 April 2017 - EMPAC
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
A superstar of the violin world, Anne Akiko Meyers presents an evening featuring repertoire works by Ravel and Beethoven as well as new pieces by Jakub Ciupinski and Morten Lauridesen. Pianist Akira Aguchi will accompany.
Known for her purity of sound as much as her innovative programming and commitment to commissioning new works, Meyers has maintained an active performing schedule for the past three decades since being discovered as a child prodigy at the age of 7. The top-selling classical instrumental soloist in 2014, she has released more than 34 albums and has performed with many of the top orchestras in the world. For this performance, Meyers will mix repertoire works by Ravel, Beethoven, and Arvo Pärt with performances of O Magnum Mysterium, by composer Morten Lauridsen, and Jakub Ciupinski’s Wreck of the Umbria, both written for her.
Anne Akiko Meyers performs on the 1741 “Vieuxtemps” Guarneri del Gesu, considered to be one of the finest violins in the world due to its powerfully luxuriant sound and mint state of preservation.
Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 12, No. 1
- ARVO PÄRT
- MORTEN LAURIDSEN
O Magnum Mysterium
- JAKUB CIUPINSKI
Wreck of the Umbria